Life & Style Blog - Sportsgirl
16 May 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli
If there’s any time your feet need protection against the elements, it’s right now: it’s cold and wet and ugly out there. But apparently you haven’t all got the memo: and I’ve got to tell you, every time I see someone in the city walking around in havaianas, I have to my stop my inner-old crochety Italian woman from asking them if they want to “catch death in those bloody things” before wrapping them in a cashmere shawl. So let’s be clear: this winter, we’re looking at ankle boots and sneaker-eqsue designs as our main feet protectors, and you’ll find plenty of both kicking about in stores.
Sneakers are fabulous for casual wear – they afford an easy, edgy cool to your look and they’re EVERYWHERE. Ankle boots are probably a bit more versatile in that you can wear them day and night, dressed up or down or even to work – but buy a pair of each and you’ll be set (and if you wear those thongs out again I’m going to hit you with a wooden spoon).
Image sources: (1)Hanson, $59.95, Novo; (2)Buckle creeper hi-top, $59.95, Sportsgirl; (3)Goldie hi top, $39.95, Sportsgirl; (4)Hippie, $69.95, Novo; (5)Converse one star DX ox, $49.95, Myer.
Image sources: (1)Dean cowboy boot, $79.95, Novo; (2)Victoria Boot, $129.95, Sportsgirl; (3)Mel by Melissa red ankle boot, $52.46, Myer; (4)Sosie ankle boot, $149.95, Nine West; (5)Selena boot in soft gold, $199.95, Witchery.
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Tags: Fashion, Myer, Sportsgirl, Trends, Witchery
18 April 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli
As a seasoned veteran of the upcoming Supafest, it’s definitely my duty to wax lyrical about the Perth’s only festival that caters to my very un-secret love of hip hop and cheesy R&B, and the ability to dress in skin-tight leopard/gold/hoops/sneakers and eat multiple dagwood dogs without fear of being looked at a bit weirdly. This year 50 Cent, Akon, Ne-Yo and T.I are headlining – and while it’s no Scoop Dogg or Kelly Rowland (Supafests 2011 and 2012 respectively), it ain’t half bad. I have definitely already seen 75% of these guys live – including one elbow-height brush with an under 18 moshpit in order to witness Ne-Yo’s hat twirling splendour: totally. Worth it.
Considering I am a self-declared Supafest connoisseur, I’m happy to impart those bites of crucial advice that will ensure your Supafest experience is as memorable as it is grindin’.
My singular rule: Go all out
It’s like your mother and I always say: you’re going to do it, do it right. And nothing screams excess like the worlds of hip-hop and R&B (and now you get why I love them so much). The years my friends and I went, we themed our pre-breakfast (soul food, obviously – corn bread, fried chicken and maple syrup), coordinated outfits (all leopard and gold, obvs), hired a limo to take us there and back (it was in Joondalup and cost about the same as a taxi would have), got our hairs did and wore enough bling to give us neck pain. You’ve GOT to represent at Supafest. Make sure those outfits are TIGHT or you might as well stay home with your bowl of porridge and watch re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy or whatever television show is popular with white people at the moment, I don’t know. Packed to the Rafters? Is that still on?
Anyway, now that 50 Cent has taken you to his candy shop (ahem), I’ll leave you with a few essentials to help those Supafest looks coming along:
Image sources: BYS Golden Goddess fake lashes, $9.95, from Gloss Accessories, Lioness sequin dress short, $50, from Live Clothing, Chunky flat necklace, $19.95, from Sportsgirl.
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Tags: Fashion, Sportsgirl
17 January 2013, by Rachael Ciccarelli
Image source: Childish Gambino photo from imgur.
Before I begin, let’s make something absolutely clear: this is definitely not just an excuse for me to post pictures of Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover in the lead up to his hotly awaited performance* at this year’s Big Day Out. I definitely did not spend up to thirty minutes browsing Google Images for a picture, and this diatribe will eventually find it’s way around to fashion, I promise.
…Hang on, what do you MEAN you don’t know who he is? Not only did he play Troy on the once brilliant and short-lived American sitcom Community AND write for 30 Rock, but he’s a hip-hop artist and performs as Childish Gambino – which he got from a Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator. Look, just YouTube him and tell me later how much you love him, OK? Good.
So, now that we’re all going to go see Donald perform (read: scream at him until he takes his shirt off, then follow the screaming with still more screaming) at the Big Day Out, what shall we wear? You already know how I feel about certain styles of the ubiquitous denim cut off (http://www.forrestchase.com.au/blog/details/A_Festival_flowchart_120.aspx) and my crotchety, old lady grumbles from last year still hold strong (http://www.forrestchase.com.au/blog/details/Festival_fashion_what_not_to_wear_84.aspx), so how about I tell you what you CAN wear, with inspiration from some of the top billed acts:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Image source: Bonds 3 pack socks, $14.95, from Myer.
AND NOTHING ELSE (men only)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Image sources: Sci-fi enchanted tee, $79.95, from Sportsgirl, Vintage stud denim short, SALE for $15, from Jayjays, The Cats Meow ear cuff, SALE for $5, from Live.
Man, Karen O has incredible, wild, inimitable style. I’ve seen her perform a couple of times and she always wears the most amazing (if not a little insane) stuff. Once she came out in a kimono suit covered in lobsters. Anyway, take your inner artist out for a dance in galaxy prints, glitter and anything that will shimmy while you shake.
Vampire Weekend and/or The Killers
Image sources: Denim dungarees, $79.95, from Sportsgirl, All About Eve Kiss From A Rose singlet, $30, from Myer, Lana cats eye glasses, $69.95, from Witchery.
Both prone to a little bit of prep, a bit of pop and a whole heap of bizarre lyrics, this cutesy alternative look is just about right for The Killers or Vampire Weekend – team with a bold lip and a wee backpack for ultra college rock cred.
Image sources: Spliced cap, $19.95, from Sportsgirl, Jorge Running Wild top, $50, from Live, Lipstik Nancy glitter sneaker, $79.95, from Myer.
Well, OBVI. This one’s for the hip hop divas – a little nod to sportsluxe, and a lot of nod to our 1990s predecessors and you’ll be hitting all the right notes. Ps, wear shorts with this outfit. Leather or lycra bike shorts if we’re being fussy – but the main thing is that you WEAR actual PANTS… at least at the beginning of the set, anyway.
*Hotly awaited by me and my sister and maybe a couple of our friends, but that’s only because we know best.
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Tags: Live Clothing, Myer, Sportsgirl, Trends, Witchery
28 December 2012, by Rachael Ciccarelli
Image sources: Margaret Grey sunglasses, $89.95, Cue; Urban Originals print travel wallet, $40, Live Clothing; Plain mirror two tier cake stand, $52.45, Laura Ashley; Urbanears headphones, $99.95, Myer; Paris sparkle hardcase clutch, $89.95, Witchery; Jamaican flavour necklace, $29.95, Sportsgirl.
So. We’re about ten seconds away from Christmas and you’ve probably just started your gift shopping because you never heed my warnings or answer my calls anymore and I can only assume you DON’T LOVE ME AND YOU PROBABLY NEVER HAVE. But. That’s OK.
Because I want to make this relationship work, even if YOU don’t, I’m going to give you some ideas as to what you should buy the ladies in your life when you’re out on Saturday shopping along with everyone else (you’re going to hate it, but whatever- it’s your fault, why don’t you ring your ex girlfriend while you’re out and maybe SHE will carry your bags) – anyway, at least you can try and trim your time shoulder to shoulder with everyone else in this state to an absolute minimum. Go in with a plan. With these bad-boys all under $100, this is a good place to start (after you’ve bought my apology flowers, obvs):
- Divine is probably the word I’d use to describe these sunglasses – a new edition to their usual offerings, these little guys look like they’ve come from Cutler and Gross, not Cue. If little and round won’t work for your girl, they’ve got plenty of chunky acetate frames for any face.
- Know someone leaving on a jet plane? A travel wallet is a wonderful, practical gift that will help stop them breaking down in the middle of the airport when they can’t find their passport/ boarding pass/ dignity.
- Baking babes love a pretty platter to display their wares, and mirror is a great one because it can go super modern or blend with traditional homewares.
- Is it a plug in baby you’re buying for? Someone who can’t turn down the phat beats? As far as the musically minded are concerned, it’s hard to go wrong with OTT, pop colour headphones.
- Take two big trends: glitter and necessaires (that’s hard clutches for the rest of us), and combine them into one, and give it to your fashion-fiend or the lady who seems to have a never-ending social calendar where she’s standing, drinking and re-applying lipstick.
- The turquoise and yellow of the Jamaican flavour necklace? WONDERFUL. Give it to any woman who loves a bit of statement jewellery
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Tags: Homewares, Myer, Special Occasion, Sportsgirl, Trends
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